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The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Marking the 25th anniversary of the very first episode of Inspector Morse, Shaun Evans steps in to John Thaw's shoes to play the younger version of Colin Dexter's iconic character. Set in 1965, the story follows the hunt for a missing schoolgirl which draws Endeavour Morse back to the place which will ultimately shape and define his destiny – Oxford. Deep in a full-blown murder investigation and led by Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, Endeavour finds himself side-lined, discredited and at a dead end.
Will he risk it all in the hunt for a truth that could haunt him for the rest of his days?
Burgled gas meters; the sudden death of a pretty young Secretarial student; and a string of Post Office robberies threaten to mask the solution to a pair of violent murders, as DC ENDEAVOUR MORSE and DI THURSDAY's newly forged relationship is tested to breaking point.
When a young Secretarial student, MARGARET BELL, dies suddenly at home, ENDEAVOUR senses there is more to the case than the preliminary medical verdict of 'heart attack'. Now working out of Cowley Police station, ENDEAVOUR has unofficially assumed the role of 'bagman' to DI FRED THURSDAY.
However, newly arrived Superintendent BRIGHT has other ideas, and when a respectable GP is found shot dead in a public lavatory, ENDEAVOUR's outlandish theories soon see him relegated to General Duties.
Humiliated and humbled, Endeavour has to investigate from the sidelines. Through a puzzling haze of deceit
and misdirection, involving an Oxford physicist who worked on the atomic bomb, and the fate of a vulnerable single mother, Endeavour is forced to question Thursday's orders and risk his career to avert a family tragedy.
A new kind of killer haunts the Oxford twilight, as, for Endeavour & Thursday, its dreaming spires give way to waking nightmare.
An unknown menace stalks Oxford, strikingfear into the hearts of its citizens. At first glance, the killer appears to be just another deranged lunatic, striking at random, but Detective Constable ENDEAVOUR MORSE uncovers an underlying method to the madness. The elaborate staging of the crimes suggests the killer shares Endeavour's passion for opera...
While Oxford City Police scramble to find the next potential victim, it seems that Endeavour has finally met his intellectual match. As the body count increases, letters containing cryptic clues, goading the police for their failures, are sent to the Oxford Mail. Only a detective of Endeavour's intellect can break them. An emotionally operatic epic, ‘FUGUE' combines the very best of the original Morse series ("Masonic Mysteries") with a dazzling resolution that will push Endeavour to fringes of his own sanity, as he is drawn into an elaborate scheme; in which he is destined to become an integral part.
A royal visit to a family owned munitions factory spells a red letter day for Oxford's finest.
Unfortunately, the red letters in question spell M.U.R.D.E.R.
The prospect of a visit to Oxford by HRH Princess Margaret, who is to unveil the British Imperial Electric Company's latest weapon of mass destruction the ‘Standfast' Mk II missile at a Cowley factory, has put a spring in the step of Chief Superintendent Bright.
Endeavour, still languishing on General Duties, is excluded from the event. But no sooner has the ceremony drawn to a close than he finds himself deeply embroiled in the affairs of the factory and its owners, the darkly dysfunctional Broom family. For an unpopular worker, Percy Malleson, has been found murdered in a secluded area of the shop
floor. One of his Malleson's colleagues, Lenny Frost, falls suspect, there is bad blood between them resulting from industrial accident. Bright, under pressure from above, is eager for the case to be resolved as quickly and quietly as possible. But Endeavour, brought into the intoxicating orbit of Alice Vexin, who carries a torch for him from their student days, remains unconvinced this is such an open and shut case. Endeavour's dogged pursuit of justice
offends both Bright and the factory's top brass; as he exhumes secrets that many would rather have remained long buried.
As the shadow of East End villainy falls upon Oxford, a hit and run accident claims the life of an eminent Classics Professor. Endeavour & Thursday must each face their past. Not allstories have a happy ending.
Oxford lies in the grip of a bitter winter. Endeavour crams for his upcoming Sergeant's Exam, but a road traffic accident sets events in motion which will lead to the Moonlight Rooms nightclub and a blood reckoning. The hit and run victim is an Oxford professor who died at odds with his peers over the fate of Booth Hill, a potentially lucrative parcel of College owned land. The case is complicated by the appearance of Thursday's old gangland enemy, Vic Kasper, whose arrival in Oxford carries a direct threat to all Thursday holds dear. Endeavour is drawn back to Lincolnshire to visit his ailing father, leaving Thursday to face his demons alone. However, when a cigarette girl working at the Moonlight Rooms is found dead, Endeavour must choose between filial duty and the need to protect Thursday, whose righteous anger has led him into a dark and potentially fatal place..
Roger Allam(DI Fred Thursday)
Anton Lesser(Chief Supt Bright)
Dakota Blue Richards(WPC Shirley Trewlove)
Shaun Evans(DC Endeavour Morse)
James Bradshaw(Dr Max DeBryn)
Jack Laskey(DS Peter Jakes)
Sean Rigby(Jim Strange)
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